Hi My name is Carlie and I'm an LPN and I work in NICU in New Mexico. I've been working in NICU since I graduated LPN nursing school a year and a half ago. I graduated from a highschool LPN nursing school that they offer here in New Mexico. There aren't many programs like this, I think it's maybe one of 5 in the whole nation. The cool thing about our program is when we graduate highschool we also graduate nursing school as well and can sit for our boards. It's a hard and competitive program and it's 5 semesters long! Anyways, I was hired on in the NICU when I was 18 years old as well as two other classmates of mine. They decided to "try us out" for a year and see how we can handle it. Fortunately for us, we did awesome and had sooo many compliments by many parents and staff that they've hired 4 other LPNs within the past 6 months! Yay for us! We do have to finish our RN within 3 years so we have a goal. Our NICU is a Level lll and I work in the Level ll part of the NICU. We have three parts to our NICU. The "east side = level 3", the "west side and special care nursery = level 2" and in April we will be opening up a fourth part of the unit which will be "transitional nursery".I was wondering how many of your NICU hire LPNs and what you think of it?